Lunar Weekend Calendar for 2017

This information is a reformatted version of DL7APV's Lunar Weekend Calendar (EME NL Dec 2016)
More detailed info can be taken from VK3UMs famous EME Planner

Loss= Apogee (loss=1.9 dB). Loss=Perigee (loss=0.3 dB)
Temp=High background temp. Temp=Low background temp

Please send reports to K2UYH & DUBUS
See also Franck F5SE's Moon Conditions Chart - 2017

2400 Sat/ 0000 Sun

Decl
(deg)

Loss
(dB)

Sun offset
(deg) 

Temp
432
(degK)

libration

contest dates & meetings

Comments

 Expeditions on 432 or up

Jan 00/01

-15,9

-1,82

-33

30

+

 

Moon in south

EA8/G4RGK

Jan 07/08

+11,3

-0,37

-118

35

-

EME SSB Fun contest - 23cm

Day AM

TM8DO

Jan 14/15

+11,1

-0,82

145

20

+

 

Night

 

Jan 21/22

-14,6

-2,28

68

40

-

 

Day PM

 

Jan 28/29

-14,0

-1,59

-15

30

++

 

Moon in south

 

Feb 04/05

+13,7

-0,57

-101

30

-

 

Day AM

TM8DO

Feb 11/12

+9,0

-0,96

165

20

+

Dubus EME Contest - 144 & 432 CW

Night

TM8DO

Feb 18/19

-16,2

-2,21

88

40

-

 
Moon in south
 

Feb 25/26

-11,9

-1,34

4

25

++

 

Sun noise

FR/DL2NUD

Mar 04/05

+15,7

-0,62

-84

35

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo
uWave activity - 13cm

Day AM

FR/DL2NUD

Mar 11/12

+6,5

-1,2

-176

20

++

Dubus EME Contest - 2.3GHz CW

Night

 

Mar 18/19

-17,6

-2,17

107

50

-

 
Moon in south
 

Mar 25/26

-9,7

-1,15

24

25

+

 

Summertime starts in eu

 

Apr 01/02

+17,2

-0,54

-68

40

-

Dubus EME Contest - 23cm CW

Day AM

 

Apr 08/09

+3,6

-1,47

-157

20

+/-

 

Night

 

Apr 15/16

-18,9

-2,17

126

80

-

 

Night

 

Apr 22/23

-7,5

-1,06

44

25

+

 

Day PM

 

Apr 29/30

+18,1

-0,40

-51

40

-

Dubus EME Contest - 9cm CW

Day AM

 

May 06/07

+0,6

-1,69

-139

30

+/-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo
uWave activity - 3cm

Night

 

May 13/14

-19,8

-2,16

145

180

-

 

Night

 

May 20/21

-5,1

-1,04

63

25

+

Dayton Hamvention
EME Meeting @ SM4IVE

Day PM

 

May 27/28

+18,4

-0,28

-33

40

-

ARI EME Trophy spring section
Dubus EME Contest -  6cm CW

Day AM

 

June 03/04

-2,3

-1,82

-120

30

+/-

EU 23&up Tropo

Day AM

 

June 10/11

-20,3

-2,12

163

180

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

Night

 

June 17/18

-2,3

-1,03

82

25

+

 uWave activity - 6cm

Day PM

 

June 24/25

+18,3

-0,27

-14

35

-

Dubus EME Contest - 10G & up CW

Sun close

 

July 01/02

-5,1

-1,89

-101

25

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

July 08/09

-20,2

-2,04

-179

80

-

 

Night

 

July 15/16

+0,9

-0,98

100

30

+

Ham Radio (DL)
CQ WW VHF

Day PM

 

July 22/23

+17,7

-0,38

5

25

-

 

Sun noise

 

July 29/30

-7,6

-1,94

-82

30

-

 

Day AM

 

Aug 05/06

-19,5

-1,93

-160

45

-

ARRL UHF Tropo
ES-Tropo

Night

 

Aug 12/13

+4,3

-0,84

118

30

+

  uWave activity - 9cm

Day PM

 

Aug 19/20

+16,6

-0,58

23

20

-

LY-Tropo

Day PM

 

Aug 26/27

-10,0

-2,00

-62

35

-

 

Day AM

 

Sept 02/03

-18,6

-1,85

-141

30

-

Eu VHF Tropo

Night

 

Sept 09/10

+7,6

-0,61

135

30

-

ARRL VHF Tropo
ARRL EME Contest - 2.3GHz and up
Weinheim (DL)

Night

 

Sept 16/17

+15,0

-0,82

41

15

-

ARI EME Trophy Autumn section

Lowest background

 

Sept 23/24

-12,3

-2,10

-42

35

-

 

Day AM

 

Oct 00/01

-17,4

-1,82

-122

30

-

 

Night

 

Oct 07/08

+10,7

-0,31

153

35

-

Eu UHF Tropo
ARRL EME Contest - 50-1296 MHz

Night

 

Oct 14/15

+12,9

-1,00

58

20

-

 

Day PM

 

Oct 21/22

-14,4

-2,22

-22

40

-

 

Day AM

 

Oct 28/29

-15,9

-1,87

-103

30

-

 

Summertime ends in eu

 

Nov 04/05

+13,2

-0,03

172

30

-

Eu VHF CW Tropo
ARRL EME Contest - 50-1296 MHz

Night

 

Nov 11/12

+10,4

-1,07

75

20

+

 

Day PM

 

Nov 18/19

-16,4

-2,34

-3

40

-

 

Sun noise

 

Nov 25/26

-14,2

-1,97

-83

30

-

 

Moon in south

 

Dec 02/03

+15,1

-0,10

-169

35

-

 

Night

 

Dec 09/10

+7,7

-1,01

93

20

+/-

 

Day PM

 

Dec 16/17

-18,1

-2,42

15

50

-

 

Worst apogee !!!

 

Dec 23/24

-12,0

-2,02

-64

25

-

 

Moon in south

 

Dec 30/31

+16,6

-0,03

-149

35

-

 

Night

 

 

 Sun Offset vs Time of day for Visible Moon

 -180

 -120

-30  

 0

 +30

+120

+180  
 
Night - N
Day (AM) - DA
Sun Noise - S
Day (PM) - DP
Night - N
 

 

Year

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024 2025 2026

max declination(deg)

18

17

18

19

22

23

25

27

28

28 28 27

declination at perigee (deg)

-7

+14

+18

+19

+18

+5

-25

-27

-25

+7 +28 +26

The maximum declination goes down until 2016 and perigee and high positive declination are out of phase until 2016

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